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commencement 2005 

2 Speaker Brian McGrory 

6 Student Awards 
10 Baccalaureate 2005 
13 Faculty/Staff Awards 

reunion 2005 

21 Reunion Class Prizes 

campus news 

20 Sports Round-Up 
30 Around and About GDA 

Seniors Bid Fond Farewells 

Lew Puot Ruot jumps the wall. 

Cassandra Duchard hugs teacher Matt Gettings as Keri Bergman looks on. 

Just minutes before the 92 members of the Class of 2005 
jumped the wall behind Mansion House to celebrate their 
graduation from GDA, Boston Globe columnist Brian 
McGrory offered some words of wisdom, more than a touch 
of humor, and some counsel to the graduates and the 
Commencement audience. 

On the following page is an abridged version ofMcGrory's address. 

2005 Commencement™ Reunion Issue 

Commencement 2005 

Commencement speaker 
Brian McGrory 

Commencement season should 
also be known as advice sea- 
son. But before proceeding 
directly to the self-important sec- 
tion of this talk, I just wanted to 
share nine bits of real world 
advice with you that I don't think 
you'll get from your parents or 
teachers or anybody else. These 
are nine bits of advice designed 
to make your adult lives better, 
nine bits of advice gleaned from 
age and experience, nine bits of 
knowledge I wish I had known 
when was your age, which 
harks back to that famous line 
from an earlier commencement 
address about it being a shame 
that youth is wasted on the 

1/ That State Police officer who 
has just pulled you to the side of 
the highway has never once in 
his entire career said to himself, 
hmm, this driver is yelling at me 
pretty hard. Maybe I better let 
him off. 

2/ You can, in fact, learn an 
entire semester's worth of Psych 
101 in one long night of study. 

3/ When someone, anyone, 
tells you it's not about the 
money, then it's absolutely all 
about the money. 

4/ Read a newspaper every 

day, and by that I mean the actu- 
al newspaper, not the on-line 
site. Please, please, just do as I 

5/ When your boss asks you 
what do you think, he's not 
wondering what you really, truly 
think. You can never go wrong 
by beginning your answer with, 
"Sir, as you once said. . ." 

6/ When the car salesman says 
the price he's offering is good 
for that day only, he's flat out 

7/ Never order any menu item 
in a restaurant that contains the 
words Delight or Supreme, the 
obvious exception being the hot 
fudge brownie delight at Dairy 
Queen, where I used to work 
as a kid. 

8/ Vou know those tall, skinny 
kids with the coke-bottle glasses 
who used to ace their calculus 
exams every time out? You 
might want to grab onto one 
right now, because they're 
going to be a lot richer than the 
rest of us someday. 

9/ When you're offered the 
choice between steak or lasagna 
on an overseas flight, always 
order the lasagna. It's impossible 
to get a moist piece of meat at 
30,000 feet. 

Alright, now let's get into the 
fatuous, pompous stuff. Like 
every other commencement 
speaker this season, I wrestled 
hard with what I wanted to say. 
For a while, I thought it impor- 
tant to talk to you about political 
involvement. And then I 
thought maybe it would be 

good to talk about the impor- 
tance of the press in modern 
America, public enlightenment 
and all that. I sketched out a 
speech so long that it actually 
required an intermission. And 
then I decided, this is your day, 
why don't I talk about something 
entirely novel: You. So here 

Class of 2005, do me a favor. 
Glance around you. I mean, 
really, look all around you. Look 
at each other. Look over at your 
nice instructors, your headmas- 
ter, your guidance counselors. 
Look over at your parents, your 
brothers and sisters, some of 

you have aunts and uncles here 
and grandparents. Maybe there 
are just some nice folks from the 
area who have shown up out of 
a sense of local pride. 

And here's a truth that you 
can t possibly realize now, 
though you will in a few years. I 
promise you will. Never in your 
entire lives, regardless of what 
you eventually do, regardless of 
where you go, regardless of all 
that you'll undoubtedly achieve, 
will a group of people ever 
know you in the same way that 
these people at this commence- 
ment know you right now. 

Lizzy George, Caroline Ott, Rachael Therriault, Danielle Aversa, Keri 
Bergman, Amanda Mello 

Surasek Maneesri.Young Jae Lyoo, Christopher Vancisin, Russell Bradley, 
Rebecca Kelly 

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Let's think about that just for a 
moment. Many of you will go 
off and get married some day, 
maybe more than once because 
that's becoming kind of the 
norm, and you'll have kids and 
stepkids and half-kids and grand- 
kids and all these people will 
know you inside and out. You'll 
make great friends, lifelong 
friends, in college. But they still 
won't know you like these peo- 
ple here know you. 

Here's why. These people in 
this room have seen you as you 
were becoming who you really 
are. Some of them knew you at 
the beginning of time, when you 
were a fat little ball of baby 
flesh. They saw you toddle for 
the first time. They fed you 
mashed fruit on a tiny spoon as 
you kicked your feet in your 
highchair. They sent you off to 
school on that first day, tears 
flowing every which way by 
everyone involved. They saw 
you make that first catch in right 
field, kick that first soccer ball 
through the net, develop your 
first cow-eyed crush, struggle 
through the inevitable awkward- 
ness of adolescence learning 
more about yourself and the 
world around you. 

Your parents and siblings 
watched as you made enormous 
mistakes and suffered tremen- 
dous embarrassments. Your 
teachers here guided you along 
on this famously fragile stretch of 
road between childhood and 
adulthood. Your fellow students 
befriended you when you need- 
ed them most. These are all 
people who consoled you in 
tough times and lauded you in 
good times, sitting in the stands 
and attending the awards cere- 
monies and waiting for your 
report cards at home. 

And I don't mean to make it 
sound so passive. These people 
were invested in you. They love 

you. They nurtured you. They 
taught you. They gave you part 
of themselves. We are all, to a 
significant degree, products of 
our environments, meaning 
these people at this event in no 
small way shaped who you are 

So what am I trying to say? I'm 
trying to say that for the rest of 
your lives, when you go away to 
college and eventually get a job, 
whether you settle here or in 
your hometown or in San 
Francisco or in Paris, you will for- 
ever have an unbreakable, irrev- 
ocable connection to your fami- 
ly, your childhood friends, and 
most especially, to this, your 
school, and all the many won- 
derful people that came with it. 

So let me give you a little bit of 
advice. In ten years, 20 years, 
maybe sooner, maybe later, 
some of your teachers here or 
the guys who hang out down at 
the diner of your hometown are 
going to ask one day, Hey, 
whatever happened to Johnny 
or Jennifer Smith? It's going to 
happen. So you should start 
thinking today, this very day, 
what you want that answer to 
be. You've been given a lot by 
a great number of people. Now 
you're going to want to start giv- 
ing something back in return. 

I think you'll want them to say, 
I hear he or she is a really great 
father or mother, or the best gui- 
tarist, or a terrific stockbroker, or 
someone who took wonderful 
care of their ailing mother, or just 
a plain old spectacular friend. I 
think you'll want that answer to 
be that he or she turned out to 
be one hell of a nice person. 
You'll learn as life goes on that 
we don't control as much as we 
think, but this much is in your 

I've been extraordinarily lucky 
in life, in that I've been able to 
live out some of my childhood 

dreams. I found something I truly 
love to do, which is writing. 

Most of all, I've gotten to 
meet some real interesting peo- 
ple. I've interviewed Bill Clinton 
three times, and spent about six 
hours with George Bush one 
day in Texas back when he was 
governor. They both had some- 
thing in common: They 
absolutely 100 percent love 
what it is they do. 

But the most interesting peo- 
ple I've met, the men and 
women whom I've learned the 
most from, aren't the most 
famous. Far from it. There's a 
guy named David Hynes who 
used to work on the Boston 
Public Garden every day, start- 
ing at about 5 a.m., pruning and 
raking and planting and picking 
up. It's his little patch of real 
estate in this world, he's intense- 
ly proud of it, and it's the pretti- 
est piece of land I've ever 
known, bringing happiness and 
a moment of beauty and soli- 
tude to the thousands of people 
who walk through it. And he 
might be one of the happiest 
guys I've ever met. I met a 
retired fireman, he's about 90 
years old now. Way back when 
in the early 60s, he was working 
at a station when a father came 
in with a son stricken by muscu- 
lar dystrophy and wanted some 
help raising money. This fireman 
started a door-to-door fundrais- 
ing campaign in Boston, con- 
vinced the national firefighter's 
association to adopt MD as its 
pet charity, and is now responsi- 
ble for more than 75 million dol- 
lars in donations being collected 
by firefighters over the past 40 
years. All because he loved his 
job enough to care. 

I met another guy who does 
something as simple as sit out- 
side his church every Sunday 
morning for the past 50 years 
selling the Sunday Globes and 

Heralds. It's his reason for living. 
He sees all the parishioners, and 
all the kids who have worked for 
him over the years selling say 
he's played a profound role in 
forming a work ethic that has 
shaped their lives. 

This is a very long way of say- 
ing, find something you love. It 
might be your job. It might be 
your family. It might be a charity, 
or a hobby. But find something 
you love, and love it well. Let it 
bring out the passion. Because if 
you find something you truly 
love, it is then you will give back 
to the world around you, and it 
is then that you will represent 
your community well and make 
it proud. 

One last thing, if I may. Very 
soon, you're going to take that 
traditional step over the wall 
back there. You might consider 
a couple of things, as you do. 
You might consider that honor- 
able people can have honest 
disagreements, and that's just 
the way the world works. From 
my brief involvement with the 
school, I know that everyone, 
and I mean everyone, wants to 
make this the best academy it 
can be. But as you step over 
that wall, remember something 
very clearly. You went to 
Governor Dummer Academy, 
and regardless of what happens 
to the name, no one is ever 
going to take that away. 

And remember this as well. 
No one's ever going to take 
away the profound experiences 
you had here. You may be mov- 
ing on, but you're not leaving 
this school behind. You're tak- 
ing it with you, in your head, in 
your heart, and in your bones. 

You're a very fortunate group. 
Now let's see what else you've 
got. Congratulations, thank you, 
and good luck. I 



MORSE FLAG ~ 2005 

Morse Flag awardee Tim Lang with (left to right): sister Maura; brother Brendan; mother Susan; father Jim; sister Katie; and Headmaster Marty Doggett 

The Morse Flag was first 
awarded 91 years ago at the 
150th Commencement of this 
School on June 9, 1913, and it 
has been awarded each year 
since that time to the senior 
whose record in all respects has 
met with the highest approval of 
the faculty. According to the 
Trust established by the late Rev. 
Glenn Tilley Morse, a long-time 
friend and Trustee of the 
Academy, a new flag is provid- 
ed each year in order that the 
old flag, which has flown over 
the School during the past year, 
may be given to a member of 
the graduating class. 

He has performed superbly 
well in every respect and in all 
areas throughout his four-year 
tenure at GDA. During his time 
in this community, he has been 
described as dedicated, enthusi- 
astic, intellectually curious, 
patient and precise. He has 
been referred to as a 
Renaissance man who is able to 
master the metaphors of 
Shakespeare, the demanding 
syntax of the German language 

and the logic based cognitive 
demands of mathematics and 
science. His teachers consistent- 
ly comment on his passion for 
learning and his relentless pursuit 
of comprehensive understand- 
ing of all disciplines. His com- 
mitment to learning is exemplary 
and he is an inspiration to his 
classmates and instructors alike. 

He has always pursued a rig- 
orous course of study. In addi- 
tion to his regular curriculum of 
honors and Advanced 
Placement courses, he has cho- 
sen to elect independent stud- 
ies that would augment his keen 
interest in both writing and his- 
tory. During his junior year he 
met with his English teacher 
twice weekly over breakfast in 
order to perfect his skills in per- 
suasive writing. His teacher 
reported that he was thirsty for 
the challenge and that his will- 
ingness to continually revise his 
work led to the production of 
an impressive portfolio of 

His Advanced Placement 
United States History teacher 

commented that his ardor for 
historical study was rare for 
someone his age. In fact, this 
passion for history became evi- 
dent as he investigated and 
wrote about Benjamin Franklin's 
Albany Plan of colonial union. It 
was a piece of writing breathtak- 
ing in its depth of analysis and 
original thinking. Most university 
graduate students would be 
hard pressed to produce a com- 
parable piece of scholarship. 
This paper eventually earned the 
distinction of being chosen as 
the New England district winner 
of the Cum Laude Society 
Paper competition. His academ- 
ic talents have been further rec- 
ognized by his induction in the 
Cum Laude Society and as the 
recipient of the Holy Cross 
Book Award. 

He is, however, not only an 
intellectual. Despite a grueling 
course of study, he pursues a 
plethora of other interests. This 
year he served as co-editor in 
chief of the Governor and ded- 
icated countless hours to per- 
fecting and expanding this publi- 

cation. He has been an earnest 
member of the wrestling team 
and he has been a faithful con- 
tributor to the chorus and drama 
programs. He also participated 
in community service and 
played a significant role in the 
Special Olympics program for 
four years. 

He is a model citizen who 
possesses a kind, compassion- 
ate and gracious spirit. He is a 
scholar, a writer, a performer 
and an athlete. His tireless dili- 
gence, outstanding achieve- 
ment, passion for learning and 
commitment to the GDA com- 
munity have earned him univer- 
sal respect. Individuals of his cal- 
iber come our way infrequently. 

It is with the admiration and 
appreciation of the Governor 
Dummer faculty that the 2005 
Morse Flag Award is presented 

Timothy Joseph Lang of Lynn, 

-Headmaster Marty Doggett 

Congratulations and best wishes to the class of 2005 as they head off to the following colleges! 

Kelsey Johnson jumps ahead of Torie Allen and Meaghan Lafond 

Samuel Adams 
Matthew Ahem 
Victoria Allen 
Nicholas Almy 
Danielle Aversa 
Meredith Baker 
Michael Barnaby 
Keri Bergman 
Nicholas Berluti 
Nicole Bitsack 
Russell Bradley 
Timothy Brierley 
Danielle Carroll 
Christopher Chaloux 
Nicholas Clark 
Christian Colarusso 
Kelsey Correia 
Raul Cruz 
Timothy Cushman 
Nicole Dietz 
Bryan Dodge 
Cassandra Duchard 
Benn Ferriero 
Garson Fields 
Daniel Galajda 
Christopher Genovese 
Elizabeth George 
Brendan Giblin 
Devin Gmyrek 
Tyler Gobin 
Juan Carlos Graziano 
Nicole Greco 
Audrie Grigun 
Jonathan Guy 
Andrew Guyton 
Ashley Hamel 
Lindsey Hery 
Jonathan Holt 
Kelsey Johnson 
Kevin Kapstad 
Rebecca Kelly 
Young-Jee Kim 
Ebony Knowlin 

Emory University 

Colby College 

Hobart and William Smith Colleges 

Wheaton College 

Boston University 

Miami University 

Northeastern University 

Stonehill College 

Providence College 

Boston University 

University of Colorado 

Rollins College 

University of Hartford 

Bard College 

Salve Regina University 

Florida State University 

Trinity College 

Williams College 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

University of Colorado 

Saint Michael's College 

University of Richmond 

Boston College 

University of Vermont 

Assumption College 

Assumption College 

Dickinson College 

Hobart and William Smith Colleges 

University of Richmond 

University of Southern California 

Merrimack College 

Northeastern University 

University of Edinburgh 

College of Wooster 

Providence College 

DePaul University 

Roanoke College 

Bentley College 

University of New Hampshire 

University of New Hampshire 

Columbia University 

Northeastern University 

Guilford College 

Meaghan Lafond 
Timothy Lang 
Ji Hee Lee 
Kate Leibovitz 
Justin Leonard 
Ariel Lilly 
Young Jae Lyoo 
Christopher MacPhee 
Jonathan Mahoney 
Surasak Maneesri 
Hallie Martin 
Daisy Martinez 
Christopher McKinnon 
Jennifer Mejia 
Amanda Mello 
Amy Miller 
Aaron Moberger 
Brian Morrissey 
Asuka Murata 
Jennifer Muscatello 
Jennifer O'Leary 
Colin O'Rourke 
Julie O'Shaughnessy 
Caroline Ott 
Meaghan Owen 
Gardiner Parker 
Christian Peng 
Emilie Pickering 
Erin Reil 
Alexander Riley 
Thomas Roche 
Robert Rudolph 
Levi Puot Ruot 
Hilary Scheintaub 
David Slater 
Sarah Somogie 
Ruth Splaine 
Barrie Stavis 
Hannah Sylvester 
Rachael Therriault 
Ramon Tejada Trinidad 
Christopher Vancisin 
David Ward 
Andrew Weinstein 
Andrew Werner 
Tory Wheelwright 
Alexander Whitney 
James Zografos 

University of Tampa 

Georgetown University 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

Saint Anselm College 

Wentworth Institute of Technology 

Savannah College of Art and Design 

Claremont McKenna College 

Year Off/ Quinnipiac University 

George Washington University 

Norwich University 

Boston University 

Bryant University 

University of Southern California 

Syracuse University 

Colby College 

Providence College 

Skidmore College 

Williams College 

University of Wisconsin 

Villanova University 

Northwestern University 

English Speaking Union / Boston College 

University of New Hampshire 

Barnard College 

Boston College 

Colby College 

Boston University 

Tulane University 

Northeastern University 

Ithaca College 

Boston University 

Colby College 

Lake Forest College 

University of Massachusetts 

Providence College 

Loyola University (New Orleans) 

Saint Michael's College 

Trinity College 

Muhlenberg College 

University of Delaware 

Lafayette College 

Colby College 

Springfield College 

Gettysburg College 

University of Richmond 

University of Massachusetts 

Dickinson College 

Babson College 

GregWaldman '87 and Mary Leary 




The View from H 


Andrew Guyton '05 

The following was delivered 
by Andrew Guyton at the 
Senior-Faculty Dinner on May 
27, 2005. 

Do you remember when we 
arrived here? We were all 
between the ages of 14 and 
15... except for Jon Holt who 
was already 17. We all had braces and nicely trimmed hair. But 
seriously, when was the last time you looked at the face book from 
that year. We all look like such freshman. 

One of my first memories from that year is hanging out with Tyler 
Gobin during Unity Days. He was my first friend at GDA and we 
spent a considerable amount of time together. Memories such as 
these have been forever etched into my mind/ along with a few oth- 
ers. I remember sitting on the picnic tables outside of Cottage next 
to Barrie Stavis, with Hallie and Gobin, and Alex Whitney across 

the table; that's when I met Sam Adams. He came over and recit- 
ed the story of Alex Whitney. . .or rather, "captain sunfish". It was 
interesting to meet the people I would be attending the Academy 
with for the next four years. Little did I, or anybody else know how 
much people would change. I had my group of friends right off the 
bat and I was happy. We were a little bit of a library gang if you 
will. It is interesting how the people that I knew the best during my 
first two years have grown and changed. We all have. 

Soon enough we were all sitting in canoes for our sophomore 
Unity Days. Becker and I had a canoe together, back in the day 
when he was part of our class. I remember the water being warm, 
and every boy in our class doing the best he could to flip whomev- 
er he came across out of their canoe. It was a fine late summer day 
and if you listened closely you could hear Raul yelling, "If you get 
my Nikes wet I'll kill you!" I think we all ended up being soaked 
from head to toe by the end of that trip. 

The supposed trickiest year of our GDA career was up next. 
And it started off with a bang. The class of 2005 began the year 

Brendan Giblin '05 

The Peter Marshall French Memorial 

Trophy is inscribed each year with the name of a stu- 
dent at any level whose perseverance, sportsmanship and 
generous spirit on the playing field, represents the highest 
standards of committed participation and fair play. An 
inscribed scroll accompanies the trophy. 

Brendan Charles Giblin of North Hampton, New 

The Goodwin Athletic Prize established by 

Mr. Fred H. Goodwin of the Class of 1916, a Trustee of 
the Academy from 1916 to 1949, is given to that senior 
boy who, by his athletic achievement and sportsmanship, 
has brought the greatest honor to his school during the 
past year. 

Brian Patrick Morrissey of Winchester, Massachusetts 
The Anne Marie Murphy Athletic Award 

Jt Commencement time to that senior girl 
'-jmple and her achievement in athletics, has 
--it the greatest honor to her school during the past 

Daisy Lorena Martinez of Eliot, Maine 

The Thespian Award created in 1971, is award- 
ed for meritorious work in the field of dramatics, for inspir- 
ing participation, for providing leadership and developing 
theatrical knowledge and abilities. 

Colin O'Rourke of Winchester, Massachusetts 

The Edward J. Rybicki Prize is awarded to 

the individual making the greatest positive contribution to 
the school newspaper over the past academic year. 

Amanda Jean Mello of Lynnfield, Massachusetts 

The Barriskill Prize is awarded annually to that 
member of the senior class who has made an outstanding 
contribution in the field of music at the Academy. 

Danielle Kristen Aversa of North Andover, Massachusetts 

The Mercer Art Prize is given to that senior 

with exceptional creativity and originality who has earned 
honor grades in all available Studio Art and Art History 
courses and demonstrated intentional efforts to achieve 
artistic awareness and proficiency. 

Lindsey Ruth Hery of Newburyport, Massachusetts 

The Johnson Science Award is awarded annu- 
ally to an outstanding science scholar in recognition of his 
or her achievements in the area of science. 

Matthew Chin Ahem of Melrose, Massachusetts 

JulieAnn O'Shaughnessy '05 

The Cumings Prize is awarded annually to a 

student who has shown perseverance, hard work and 
good spirit in contributing to the welfare of the School. 

JulieAnn O'Shaughnessy of Manchester, 
New Hampshire 

The Gaffney Prize is awarded to that senior who, 
in the opinion of the faculty, has been most considerate of 
the rights, opinions and sensibilities of others. 

Kelsey Anne Correia of Wakefield, Massachusetts 

The Sarah Ellen Avalon Award is awarded 

to that senior who through hard work, determination and 
strength of character, has worked to develop his or her 
potential to the fullest and in so doing, has been a true 
credit to Governor Dummer Academy. 

Jennifer Elizabeth O'Leary of North Andover 


August I 2005 

by doing the unthinkable. A select group of dancers dropped it as though it 
were hot the night of the river cruise. I remember the pairs. Lindsey and Liu/ 
Mo and Julie, and Daisy and Raul. Does anyone else remember the look on 
Gettings' face? Clearly his mother had not told him or taught him about this 
sort of dancing. The entire school was instructed on the definition of appro- 
priate dance moves prior to the opening dance thanks to our class. Another 
memorable event during junior year Unity Days was roller skating. I clearly 
remember Hilary's face meeting the wall on numerous occasions. The nice 
thing about that day was everyone was able to laugh along with each other, 
and at Ms. Bromley who also had a run in with the floor. It was nice to see 
that we all had a good sense of humor as a class. 

Senior year meant Brantwood and three words that will always hold a spe- 
cial meaning to us, Bring the Pain. I was put in the most diverse cabin, and 
it was a helluva time. Walking out to the cabin I once again saw how much 
Raul loved nature. He was worried about being attacked by a mountain lion 
and being shot, but Matt Ahern was in paradise. It didn't take Ahern long 
to find a log and run through the woods terrifying anyone he came across. I 


Special Prizes are awarded to members of the Governor Dummer Senior Class 
whose perseverance, courage, initiative, sense of responsibility, loyalty, and concern for oth- 
ers have contributed to the strength of the Academy. 

Young Jae Lyoo of Seoul Korea 

Ebony Knowlin of Bronx, New York 

Thomas Lawrence Roche of Wayland, Massachusetts 

Rebecca Rose Kelly of West Newbury, Massachusetts 

Hannah Sylvester of North Hero, Vermont 

The Wilkie Service Award is awarded to a senior whose contributions to the 
community outside the Academy best demonstrate the deep concern and the unfailing 
sympathy for others. 

Nicole Joy Dietz of Merrimac, Massachusetts 

The Alumni Association Award is given to a senior who has shown communi- 
ty spirit and concern within the Academy and has displayed qualities of awareness and 


Andrew Joseph Guyton of Rowley, Massachusetts 

The Moody Kent Prizes are awarded for outstanding achievement in each 
department of study. 

Brian Patrick Morrissey of Winchester, Massachusetts 

Timothy Joseph Lang of Lynn, Massachusetts 

Christopher Moot Vancisin of Hamilton, Massachusetts 

Russell Orme Bradley of Byfield, Massachusetts 

Caroline Downes Ott of Boxford, Massachusetts 

Hilary Ann Scheintaub of Byfield, Massachusetts 

Ramon Francisco Tejada Trinidad of Lawrence, Massachusetts 






Foreign Language 



The Academy Prize is one of 
two prizes awarded by vote of 
the entire faculty. Upon retire- 
ment of Headmaster Ted 
Eames in 1959, the underclass- 
men of the Academy endowed 
the already existing Academy 
Prize so that at future commencements it could be given 
"in honor of Edward W. and Eleanor K. Eames so that the 
qualities they so deeply prized in this couple might be 
prized in turn by future and succeeding classes." 

The Academy prize traditionally honors that individual 
who embodies the spirit of the school. So who embod- 
ies such a spirit? 

It is quite simple to locate this person. She won our 
hearts one by one. The first day she walked onto campus 
for her interview she began to make a positive impact. She 
has continued every single day of her time here to be con- 
nected and to be hopeful and to be enthusiastic and to 
be genuine. 

She is the person you want to be captain of your team 
even if she is not a starter. She is the person who can have 
a serious or a wildly funny conversation with a prospec- 
tive student on tour, a freshman, a senior classmate, a new 
teacher, an old teacher, a new parent, and an alumni 
trustee all in the same morning. She is the person you can 
always count on to show up where and when she is 
needed whether she is asked or not. She has a smile that 
will light up your pathway at high noon and she has a 
laugh and sense of mischief that are wicked and funny and 
wicked funny. 

It is difficult to measure or remark on what she has 
accomplished in every 24-hour GDA day. You know she 
was Varsity Basketball Captain and won the Boston 
Globe Art Award. You know she was an inspiring dor- 
mitory proctor, an effective leader of Special Olympics 
and a good humored FLIP mentor. You know she was a 
tour guide who could give you a tour of the buildings and 
grounds and also of the true spirit of GDA. Ask these 
teachers one by one. Ask these students one by one. 
Each one will have at least one story. A story that can only 
be told with a smile, a story of an encounter and a con- 
nection with a person of genuine and generous spirit and 
that person is: 
Lindsey Ruth Hery of Newburyport, Massachusetts 

— Headmaster Marty Doggett 




The Headmaster's Cup is given to that senior who, in the judg- 
ment of the Headmaster, has best served the mission of the 

This student has been a rock of steady, principled leadership 
in our community for four years. In every sense, he exemplifies 
the school's core values: commitment to learning and a healthy 
community, integrity, responsibility, teamwork, service, and 
respect for others. As a student, he has sought and faced aca- 
demic challenge and never been found wanting. Whether in 
Honors Algebra II, Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors Physics, or 
early trials with Spanish I in his freshman year, he has always met 
challenge with his utmost honest effort. Throughout his years 
here, teachers, coaches, and dorm parents have commented 
admirably on his strength of character: noting how much effort he 
had put into improving his game between sophomore and jun- 
ior year, and how much he had improved as a basketball player, 
his coach commented that "his perseverance and dedication 
served as a great example for the other players." Anyone on a 
team with this young man knows full well, now, that one 
needn't be the most talented to be vitally important to the team. 
This young man has sought many ways to contribute to the 
vitality of our school community: as an elected member of stu- 
dent government, as a Special Olympics volunteer, as a found- 
ing member of the Anti-Defamation League at GDA, as a mem- 
ber of the student-faculty Diversity Committee, and this year as a 
senior proctor mentoring freshman boys in the same dormitory 
that he had lived in as a freshman. Those boys appreciate, bet- 
ter than anyone, the extraordinary care and guidance that this 
senior has given them this year. What they have witnessed is a 
role model who models courage; one who does not stand idly 
by when he encounters insensitivity or cruelty; one who is will- 
ing to stand up for what is right rather than for what is popular. 
He has been a force for good at GDA. Going to Colby 
College next year — via a first semester of study in Spain! — this 
year's recipient of the Headmaster's Cup is: 

Robert Prentiss Rudolph of Swampscott, Massachusetts 

- Headmaster Marty Doggett 

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remember DJ sounding like he was deflating while he was sleep- 
ing, and McPhee, and JC's legs didn't even come close to fitting 
in the bunk. I was showered by Oreos and apples by Dodge as 
he recreated several wars. The next day was a perfect day to hike 
Mount Monadnock. It was not quite warm enough to remove 
one's shirt, but a nice day nonetheless. On the way to the top, 
Mr. Hunt and I serenaded the great outdoors with our own ver- 
sion of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling." I later learned that this 
was his secret for getting the ladies at Papa Gino's. Clark, write that 
down. We reached the top of the mountain and took a picture of 
everyone together at the peak of our GDA career. 

It has been four years of good times, and now we are all going 
our separate ways and heading off to college. Throughout the last 
four years, we have helped each other and taken care of one 
another. We have worked together to get to where we are now, 
the end of our GDA career and the beginning of our next adven- 
ture. As we prepare to climb a new mountain next year, it is 
important to remember where we came from and the friends that 
we have made. Don't forget the good times you have had with 
everybody in our class, and don't be strangers. We will never 
have the chance to re-climb the mountain that is GDA, so bask in 
the memories and enjoy every minute we spend with each other 
over these last few days, t 

Cum Laude Elections for Class of '05 


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Elected to Cum Laude in 
September 2004: 

Matthew C. Ahern 
Nicole J. Dietz 

Elizabeth E. George 
Rebecca R. Kelly 
Timothy J. Lang 
Young Jae Lyoo 

Jennifer E. O'Leary 
Caroline D. Ott 

Hilary A. Scheintaub 

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Elected to Cum Laude in 
April 2005: 

Meredith A. Baker 

Russell O. Bradley 

Raul A. Cruz 

Tyler F. Gobin 

Audrie T.C. Grigun 

Emilie R. Pickering 

Sarah E. Somogie 

Hannah J. Sylvester 

Christopher M. Vancisin 




Underclass Students Honored 

The following awards and honors were given at a convocation held at 
the end of the school year. Congratulations to all! 


"...awarded to that member of the junior 
class deemed most worthy through high 
scholarship and character. 

Charles L Grant of Boxford, Massachusetts 

YALE BOOK PRIZE: given to a 
junior with a love of learning and high 

Dana £ Vancisin of Hamilton, 


"...awarded to a junior for distinguished aca- 
demic performance in a challenging pro- 
gram, for demonstrating a sense of concern 
for others and a strong sense of responsibili- 


Ki Young Kim of Teajon, Korea 

BOOK AWARD: "...awarded to a 

junior who has been outstanding in the 
study of English." 

Sarah B. Harmeling of North Reading, 

PRIZE: "...awarded to a junior who has 
been outstanding in the study of mathemat- 

Mark C Rinaldi of West Boylston, 


"...awarded to an undergraduate who has 
shown proficiency in the study of lan- 

Mary A. Boadu of Bronx, New York 

PRIZE: "...awarded to a junior who has 
shown proficiency in the study of history 
and has displayed community spirit and evi- 
dence of personal growth." 

Zachary Cotreau of Manchester, 


"...awarded for outstanding achievement in 

both math and science." 

Hyunwoo Cho of Gyeonggi-Do, Korea 

Junior Art Prize: "...awarded to 

that junior with exceptional talent and cre- 
ative expression in one or more of the visual 

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Yu Jin Lee of Seoul, Korea 

Junior Music Prize: "awarded to 

that junior with exceptional talent in one or 
more of the performing arts." 

Alexander Crosett IV of North Andover, 


sented, at the conclusion of their junior year, 
to those scholar athletes — both male and 
female — whose academic and athletic per- 
formance exhibit the character and commit- 
ment to excellence of Carl A. Pescosolido, 
Jr. '55, President of the Board 1980-92." 

Mackenzie J. Pelletier of Peabody, 

Nicholas J. Caro of Andover, 


"...awarded to a student of high character 
who has made substantial intellectual 
progress and who has demonstrated a spirit 
of cooperation and helpfulness in the life of 
the school." 

Jane L Goodman of Lynn, Massachusetts 


"...awarded to a student who, through per- 
severance, has shown the most improvement 
in the various aspects of school life and has 
become an esteemed contributor to the 
well-being of the Governor Dummer com- 

Margaret £ Hughes of St. Albans, 

SHIP: "...awarded to help support an 
industrious and able student at the 
Academy. ' 

F.J. Peter Donovan of Miramichi, New 
Brunskwick, Canada 


...awarded to the member of the sopho- 
more class who through attitude and perse- 
verance has made the best contribution to 
the Academy." (Selection made by the 
class of 2005) 

Ana Almeyda-Cohen of Bronx, New York 

Headmaster Marty Doggett with MacKenzie J. Pelletier who received 
the Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. Athletic Award. 

Fine Arts Teacher Geoff Brace 
with Yu Jin Lee, winner of the 
Junior Art Prize. 

English and Drama Teacher 
Paul Wann presented the 
Dartmouth College Book 
Award to Sarah B. Harmeling. 

Latin Students Named Winners 

Several GDA students were recognized recently for their 
achievement on the National Latin Exam, a standardized test 
administered to over 135/000 students in all 50 states and 14 
foreign countries. In the Latin I exam, Leslie Ward was des- 
ignated Summa Cum Laude and named a Gold Medalist; 
Hunter Archibald was Magna Cum Laude; and Will Bryson 
was Cum Laude. In Latin II, Emily Banta and Jennifer Tomich 
were both Maxima Cum Laude and named Silver 
Medalists; Mike Shakespeare was Magna Cum Laude; and 
Adam Chisholm was Cum Laude. In Latin III (Prose), Dane 
Lemberger was Summa Cum Laude and named a Gold 
Medalist; Nicholas Caro and Andrew Riedell were both 
Maxima Cum Laude and Silver Medalists; and Yeonju Woo 
and Cameron Archibald were both Magna Cum Laude. 




We've Come A long Way. . . 
Baccalaureate 2005 

The following is an abridged 
version of the Baccalaureate 
Address delivered by 

Headmaster Marty Doggett on 
May 28, 2005. 

This was a class that came of 
age like the rest of the country 
on September 11th, 2001. I will 
forever remember gathering here 
in this chapel at midmorning on 
that fateful day and trying to 
make sense of the inexplicable 
horror that had occurred in 
Lower Manhattan. That event 
changed our lives and it 
changed our world. 

Change is in the order of 
things, especially at schools. 
Allegedly, I am a historian, 
although the 16 members of the 
class of 2005 who endured my 
Supreme Court and the 
Constitution course might ques- 
tion this assertion. I'm naturally 
curious about change and its 
relationship to GDA's history. 
Before you move on, I thought I 
might share with you a few of 
the historical nuggets I uncov- 

I decided to go back to the 
year 1898, a year when the 
nation was also at war in far off 
countries. Instead of Iraq 
and Afghanistan, American 

troops were engaged in Cuba 
and the Philippine Islands. A 
Republican was in the White 
House. As in 2005, no 
Stanley Cup games were 
played that season either. 
Ronald J. McDonald from 
Cambridgeport, not Kenya, 
won the second Boston 
Marathon in a not so blistering 
time of two hours and 55 min- 
utes. Maybe it was the clown 
shoes that slowed him down. 

Governor Dummer Academy 
was a much more intimate place 
then than it is today. The 
Headmaster's name was Perley 
Home; if nothing else, he was 
probably a prime candidate for a 
name change. He was support- 
ed by a faculty that numbered a 
whopping total of four. You 
could easily have held a faculty 
meeting in the current mailroom. 
There were five students in the 
graduating class of 1898 and 17 
underclassmen. Of these 22 
students only five had first 
names that match the names of 
students who are enrolled at the 
Academy in the year 2005. 
The roster of names included an 
Orville, Sumner, Roland, 
Raymond, Curtis, Carol, Silas, 
Wilbert, Willard, Melzar, 

Harry, two Herberts, Howard 
and a Harvey. 

Tuition fees were $500, 
which incorporated tuition, 
board, heat, light, and washing 
(steam laundry however, was 
not included, thus confirming 
Jerry Seinfeld's theory about 
the ongoing historical conspiracy 
of laundry industry). Day fees 
were $75. In those days, all 
checks or drafts were paid to the 
order of the Headmaster; a very 
worthy custom that I have not 
been able to persuade our 
Chief Financial Officer Dick 
Savage to re-institute. Parents of 
that era apparently were not 
faced with those extra school 
expenses that quickly begin to 
resemble additional mortgage 
payments. There were no cell 
phones and therefore none of 
those Verizon charges that only 
an accountant can decipher; in 
fact the only phone on campus 
was in the Mansion House. I'm 
trying to decide if that was a 
good thing. There were no 
smart cards and the practice of 
"ordering in" had yet to be 
invented by some hungry 
smeed. The school catalogue 
contained language that was 
probably reassuring to parents. It 

announced "there can be little 
occasion for spending money, 
as students are not permitted 
to go to the village or 
Newburyport without special 
permission. The Byfield locality 
is a most desirable one for such 
a school - it is in a healthy, pleas- 
ant farming district [clearly the 
author of this propaganda was 
selectively inattentive to the 
bloodthirsty mosquitoes, ubiqui- 
tous black flies and welt produc- 
ing greenheads that reside here]. 
It is without a hotel, store or 
place of public resort in the 
immediate vicinity." Ditto 2005. 
Even today commercial real 
estate developers do not con- 
sider Byfield to be the potential 
Nantucket of the North Shore. 
In any event, students of the 
same parents who found this 
write-up so reassuring probably 
figured they were being exiled 
to Outer Mongolia. 

There were some quaint cus- 
toms practiced at the school. 
Students were obliged to bring 
to school, three sheets, and six 
towels and, a requirement that 
would make Mr. Moonves 
proud, three cloth napkins and a 
napkin ring carefully marked. 
Each boy was also required to 

August I 2005 

write to his parents or guardian 
or some member of the family 
each Sabbath; an archaic and 
curious exercise to a generation 
that relies on email and text mes- 

The social life was decidedly 
different. The big news in the 
fall of 1898 was that a new mas- 
cot arrived on campus in the 
form of a bull . . . according to the 
reports a very small bull but a 
bull nevertheless. Faculty mem- 
bers gave regular lectures to the 
entire school. A Mr. Sprague 
delivered one entitled "Home 
Life of the Athenians." The 
school newspaper often ran 
reviews of these addresses but 
in this case, reported that lack of 
space prevented them from giv- 
ing a full account of the talk. This 
probably suggests how memo- 
rable, engrossing and scintillating 
it was. Dances were the high- 
point of social life in Byfield. 
The school employed a special 
dancing instructor named Miss 
Helen Osgood Towle who 
"thoroughly understands her 
work and has that particular tact 
and perseverance necessary to 
make her work successful." She 
taught the boys the nuances of 
such contemporary favorite 
steps as the Boston Dip Waltz, 
the Schottische and the 
German. Denny Terrio of magic 
footprint fame, eat your heart 
out. The account of the first 
dance of the year was instruc- 
tive. The school newspaper 
read like a melding of People 
Magazine and the National 
Inquirer. ..many of the guests 
were critiqued. A sampling: 

"Miss Mable Poole's costume 
was white muslim made stunning 
by a sash of the color of straw- 
berries crushed in dry Catawba 
wine with perhaps a suspicion 
of cream to smooth the effect a 
trifle." Amanda Mello or 
Tim Lang never wrote copy like 
this. Another entry — "Miss. 
Sanford's dress left nothing to 
be desired but the powers of 
description" — What does that 
mean? Perhaps better left 
unsaid. "Miss Newhall captivat- 
ed the eyes of all with a most 
effective combination of a black 
shirt, a red silk waist and a straw 
hat." Political correctness had yet 
to find its way into the news- 
room. The paper went on to 
observe that "one thing marred 
what otherwise would have 
been a perfect evening. Our 
best dancers were 'room 
bound," apparently the penalty 
for misdemeanors ranging from 
missing breakfast to failing a 
course. In addition to being 
ostracized from polite society, 
these sorry fellows had to sit in 
the front row of chapel, presum- 
ably serving their penance closer 
to God. Grist for the mill for 
Shawn Markey to consider as a 
penalty in lieu of clipboarding. 

The daily schedule was slightly 
different than today's. Students 
rose at 7:00 a.m., ate breakfast 
at 7:30 a.m., but their next offi- 
cial appointment was not until 
9:00 a.m. when the formal aca- 
demic day opened with devo- 
tional exercises; the catalogue 
did not elaborate on this meet- 
ing but I suspect it had a decid- 
edly religious bent. say this 

because all students were 
required to attended Church 
and Sabbath School on Sunday 
at the Byfield Congregational 
Church. My sources tell me that 
the students walked to this serv- 
ice. This was a three and a half 
mile round trip hike., .plenty of 
time to either get religion or 
become an agnostic. Classes 
spanned the hours between 9 
and 3. The curriculum was quite 
traditional by 19th century stan- 
dards. Mr. Kelley was definitely 
born in the wrong century 
because Latin was a required 
course for all students. Greek, 
Math, English and Science rep- 
resented the core classes. 
Exercise from 3:30 to 5:00. 
Dinner began promptly at 
6:00 p.m. Study hall ran from 
7:30 until 9 and then the stu- 
dent body retired for bed at 
9:30 p.m.; presumably with 
Latin declensions dancing in 
their heads. 

Enough of the past. Today is 
a day to look confidently 
into the future. The jurist 
Oliver Wendell Holmes said, 
"Through our great good for- 
tune, in our youth our hearts 
were touched with fire." To 
begin with that fire is only the 
start. To keep it there throughout 
a lifetime is the secret. 

Go confidently into the world 
filled with idealism and hearts 
that always are touched with fire 
and burn with passion. My 
fondest wish is that all your 
dreams will come true. 


Young Jee Kim 


indsey Hery 



. Lipman Hon 
Years of Service 

Following are the words delivered by 
Headmaster Marty Doggett when Dr. 
Bill Upman was honored at the GDA 
Honors Convocation on May 24, 2005. 

Schools are vibrant places characterized 
by an endless stream of non-stop activity. 
This is a community that celebrates and 
encourages participation in the rich array 
of educational, athletic and cultural 
opportunities. Our involvement in activi- 
ties assumes and takes for granted that we 
are healthy. We know however, that this 
isn't always the case. From time to time, 
ankles are broken, anterior cruciate liga- 
ments are ruptured and skulls are lacerat- 
ed. For the last decade, The Governor 
Dummer Academy community has been 
extraordinarily fortunate to have had one 
of the region's premier orthopedic physi- 
cians affiliated with our school. Dr. Bill 
Lipman is the parent of three Academy 
graduates and is a highly respected doctor 
in his field. The quality of care, the level 
of expertise and the quotient of concern 
he has given to students and faculty over 
the years has been remarkable. There was 
no such thing as an inconvenient time for 
Dr. Lipman. He was available late nights, 
weekends and holidays; he responded to 
emergencies as they arose. His patients 
were always treated with great skill and the 
utmost respect. 

Looking Back, 
Looking Ahead 

The following was delivered by Lindsey Hery at the Senior-Faculty 
Dinner on May 27, 2005. 

First off, let me begin with a congratulations to my fellow 
seniors on making it this far. It's been an incredible experience and I cannot believe 
it's over. I do not think many other high school students had an experience quite like 
ours. Not only have we attended classes together but also the majority of us have 
lived together. We are more than friends or classmates, we're a family. I hope that 
you all agree you'll never find another place like this. 

As I look ahead to college, I realize that it is going to be hard to find people who 
appreciate the GDA humor. Not many students are going to get a kick out of a sim- 
ple "hieee" or a "bring the pain" or even a "take a lap." And I'll never have anoth- 
er opportunity to have almost my whole school in one room for 15 minutes between 
my second and third class to sit there and just stare at each other. In college, the 
library will most likely not be the cool place to hang out and the love tactic won't 
be to push each other into bushes on a brisk walk back from the library at night. 

I will not be able to see my English professor school my friends on the basketball 
court or find one who will offer to be in a tight spandex outfit for a morning meet- 
ing video. Maybe my new close friends won't be up for making a mnemonic device 
with our first initials either... damn. 

I sometimes think about whether or not I will be able to walk by everyone, know 
them by name, say Hi everyday, and think that it won't be considered weird next 
year. I hope our future classmates accept the word "sketch," because it is an exces- 
sively used word in the GDA students' vocabulary. Never again can I sit at my com- 
puter looking at web shots for hours and not be considered a loser. The all school 
email scene will most likely be very weak, and maybe we all won't check our email 
four times a day. 

On Friday nights, I probably won't be engaging in a friendly game of dodge ball 
and I bet the guys wont be playing wiffle ball or basketball everyday until dark. On 
Thursday night, we will all be yearning to get our weekends signed but no one will 
be there to sign them. No more blue / red / yellow / pink or any other color book 
or paper that grants us permission to leave campus either. 

There are so many things that will never come close to the GDA lifestyle. We may 
not realize it now but this place is so unique. We've had an opportunity to live with 
our best friends and spend an insane amount of time together. We've gotten to 
know people from all around the globe. We've had 24/7 available attention from 
teachers and awesome dorm parents. We have had the opportunity to grow and 
learn about ourselves without any limits. Take with you what you've learned here, 
the bonds you've shared, the laughs you laughed and the tears you've cried. Share 
them with the people you are spending your next stage in life with. But never forget, 
you're never going to find another place quite like this. Thank you. ) 

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August I 2005 

Moulton Achievement Award 

Moulton Award recipients: Samantha Boulais; Bruce McCullough; Kai Bynum; and Peter-Donat Kazarinoff 

Rey Moulton, a Governor Dummer graduate of the Class of 
1956 and currently a Trustee of the Academy/ has endowed a 
series of annual awards to honor the working people who keep our 
school progressive and dynamic. 

The Moulton Achievement awards are based on a model from 
Mr. Moulton's own successful business career. They represent 
twelve significant cash gifts that are divided among teachers, admin- 
istrators and staff. The pool of candidates for this honor comes 

This year's winners are: 

exclusively from nominations from fellow colleagues on the faculty 
and staff. Award winners from the previous three years are ineli- 
gible for consideration as well as current holders of teaching chairs 
and any faculty or staff new to or departing from GDA. The pre- 
vious year's winners serve as a selection committee who narrow 
the field to finalists whose names are then presented to the 
Headmaster. To date, 52 different members of the GDA family 
have been so honored. 

Science teacher Bruce McCullough 

Assistant Director of Admission Samantha Boulais 

Science teacher Peter Kazarinoff 

Nurse and trainer Danielle Kingsbury 

English and drama teacher Paul Wann 

Associate Director of Admission Peter Kravchuck 

Music teacher and choral director Chris Drelich 

Buildings and Grounds worker Bruce Rogers 

English teacher Kai Bynum 

Library Administrative Assistant and Manager of Archives Kate Pinkham 

Spanish teacher Olga deGrasse 

Buildings and Grounds worker and coach Scott Kingsbury 

HATS Off! 

Congratulations to the following members of our community who were honored this spring 
their years of service. 

Five years 

Greg Waldman 
Peter Rutkausksas 
Dewey Mann 
Caroline Kimball 
Steve Ogden 
Yarela Jara 
Shawn Markey 

Ten years 

Kathy Goyette 
Penny Aham 
Danielle Kingsbury 

Fifteen years 

Mel Huberdeau 
Dick Savage 
Anita Ceven-Leonard 
Babe Ceglarski 

Twenty years 

Paul Wann 
Mike Karin 
John Seufert 

Twenty-five years 

Sandy Keyes 
Libby Marshall 
Dave Moore 

Thirty Years 

Joan Ryan 

Teachers and Staff Leaving: 

Meg Clavin 
Nancy Warner 
Matt Hunt 
Sheila Taintor 
Mary Leary 


\ C A D E M y 

Mr Hunt Shares Some Wisdom... 

The following is abridged from a speech delivered at the Senior/ Faculty Dinner by departing 
mathematics teacher Matt Hunt 

When I was approached in somebody who speaks gooder he was shooting from the bath- tion. These will be your most 

March about speaking tonight I need to learn the importance of room window, which didn't valuable possessions/ so take 

was quickly overcome by flattery participating in democracy, sort have good sightlines. I'm not care of them. Have the guts to 

and shortly thereafter the imme- of like the people from making this up; he was voted say you're sorry sometimes, and 

diate need to get to a restroom. California who didn't vote and most likely to succeed in his high grant forgiveness a time or two 

I honestly became sick to my now have the "It's not a tumor" school. The cow, like the story, as well. 

stomach. While modesty has guy as a governor. lives on. One of the few unpleasant 

never quite suited me, I was So, I had to come up with a There was the time in the fac- parts of planning my upcoming 

genuinely at a loss. Being asked speech. The seniors, some of ulty-JV hoop game when the wedding is figuring out what to 

to speak tonight was probably whom worship the quicksand I starters for the faculty were get- do with some old teammates of 

the second greatest honor I've walk on, deserved something ting a little winded. Coach mine who used to be the best 

ever received... (I'm sorry, did inspired. Luckily, I had the sup- Searles needed a substitute, of friends but let things like 

I say second, that's a typo... port of my colleagues. Mr. He looked down the bench money and pride come 

you see, she was reading this Markey told me he was looking and saw me sitting next to Mr. between them. Both are right, 

over my shoulder and I fed her forward to being here tonight Wotton. I hadn't played in the and both are wrong, but 

some line about her hand in because he always wondered second half, and Wotty had because nobody budged, they 

marriage being the first) . . . what it would look like if Mr. Ed come out of the game just min- haven't spoken in years. 

What could I possibly have to delivered his lines facing the utes before saying he was pretty If you look around tonight, 

say that could be of use to these other way. sure he had a broken rib. I you'll see some people who 

graduating seniors? I am hon- This shouldn't be that hard, I won't tell you what call Mr. would not be here if GDA 

estly in awe of you people. The thought. I'm the most long- Searles made, but apparently were a one-strike school, and 

way you carry yourselves, the winded person I know. I love the English Department isn't think of how glad that you are 

way you look out for each other, telling stories, stories about ill- quite convinced that an intact that they are here to share this 

the way you run, jump, sing, fated trips to Papa Gino's, skeletal structure is all that impor- weekend of celebration with 

skate, dance, debate, dodge, sneaking into the sold-out tant. Thanks, Swami. you. So, if I have any advice, 

draw, drum, derive, wear four Georgia Dome to watch the When I think of these stories, it's to never let yourself be a 

polo shirts at the same time... SEC Championship game, find- it is clear that they all have one one-strike friend. 

you're all much better at this ing out that climbing a barbwire very important similarity. They Recently, I received an email 

whole high school thing than I fence is about as pleasant as it are much fonder in my mind from the editors of The 

ever was, and you'll probably sounds, and so on. because of the people I was Governor. I was expecting the 

be much better at this 20-some- I had a roommate who once with. Over the next few years, usual 'Thank you for submitting 

thing thing than I am now. I shot his uncle's cow because he you will meet hundreds of peo- an article, but we prefer not to 

gave serious consideration to mistook it for a deer. You see, pie. Some of them will become publish slang terms for parts of 

declining the invitation to speak, it was standing next to a tree that your friends, and if you're lucky, the anatomy." Instead, they 

but felt that, if nothing else, the sort of gave it antlers, and he a handful will remain close to wanted some information for 

people who forgot to vote for couldn't see it that well because you well past your next gradua- their "Departing Faculty section. 

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They asked what I'd learned in 
my time here, and it occurred to 
me that I'd learned a lot. . . 

• That it's appropriate to stand 
when Mr. Doggett announces a 
kudo for you. If nothing else, 
it'll help the person five rows 
away find you when they catch 

• That a varsity letter jacket can 
make you look old-school, or in 
Gibbie's case, like the red- 
headed kid from Happy Days 
developed a thyroid problem. 

• That no baseball team had 
ever come back from 3 games 
down to win a series. 

• That despite all it's done to 
him, Bryan Dodge still loves 

• That under the right circum- 
stances, a senior in the fourth 
quarter will do more homework 
for softball than Precalculus. 

• That Andrew Guyton is good 
at not talking over your head for 
the same reason midgets are 
good at being short. 

• That true terror is the feeling 
you get when Mr. Leavitt waits 
for the first Cum Laude kid to 
walk all the way up to the stage 
before announcing the second 

• That a rookie math teacher 
should not take Chris 
Genovese's word as to when 
G-block ends. 

• That the Brooks School is a 
humble little institution with 
much to be humble about. 

• That according to certain 
Trustees, if I walk up to a girl in 
a bar, say "Hi, my name is Matt" 
and she gives me the brush-off, I 
should legally change my name 
and try again. 

• That losing a championship 
football game by a point stings a 
bit, but it's not quite as bad if 
you see the irony when Mr. 
Gerry talks about coming up just 
a hair short of something. 

• That even on your worst day at 
GDA, you can still count on a 
few things... Mr. Moonves 
ready with a firm handshake, 
Chris at the bookstore willing to 
listen to all your troubles, and 
Lily Kingsbury with the smile to 
make you forget them. And for 
a bad day, that's not too bad. 

Seniors, a lot of people are 
going to say a lot of nice things 
about you this weekend, and 
the funny thing is, they'll all be 
right. Have a fabulous week- 
end. I 

Students and Teachers 
Study in Japan 

GDA students Angela Hasler, Allan Bradley, Alex 
McLain and Dan'l Doggett traveled to Japan this summer 
with GDA science teachers Judy Rokous and Susan 
Oleszko, thanks to the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund 


JFMF has been working with Dr. Shirayama from Kyoto 
University who is part of an international group of scientists 
investigating marine diversity. The idea is to get high school 
students involved in data collection as part of a serious sci- 
entific endeavor. The trip is fully underwritten by a grant 
from the Japanese government. 

GDA participants first traveled to Kyoto for a "cultural 
experience," including a visit to the university. Then they 
took the train to Shirahama, on the coast of Japan south and 
west of Tokyo in Wakayama Prefecture. There they met the 
team from Soma High School where all of them were intro- 
duced to the techniques of collection as specified by 
NaGISA and Dr. Shirayama. They stayed in the marine sta- 
tion with their Japanese counterparts. The students gave 
presentations at the end of the three-day experience about 
what they learned and what they propose to do next year. 

Then they traveled to Soma, on the coast of Japan north 
of Tokyo in Fukushima Prefecture, for some touring. 

This fall, GDA will host the Soma students and be 
responsible for collecting data on our coasts. The protocol 
to be used for collection is very detailed and specific and 
will involve some diving. GDA participants will have to 
carefully identify and verify samples, and the data they col- 
lect will be entered into an international information bank. 


Wednesday, September 28, 20 

Essex County Club, Manchester, MA 


GDA Golf 

Number of Golfers limited to 128. 
Open to Alumni, Parents, and FriencU. 

For more information or to register contact Mike Moonves at 978-499-3152 

Proceeds to benefit The Governor Dummer Athletic Hall of Fame 


A Parent's Perspective 

The following is an abridged version of a 
speech delivered by Janet Splaine P'05, 
'08 at Baccalaureate on May 28, 2005 in 
Moseley Chapel. 

I once read, "Giving birth is little more 
than a set of muscular contractions granting 
passage to a child. Then the mother is 
born." On October 7, 1987 my world 
was forever changed with the birth of our 
daughter Ruth. Being somewhat "cliche" 
our journey into parenthood began. Two 
years later our daughter Decia was born and 
our family was complete. Milestones were 
recorded in baby books, photo albums and 
hours of video. Sleep deprivation was the 
norm, and some would agree that even 
now that is still true. 

We all have mementos that we hold 
dear from those early years. The well 
worn copies of 'Goodnight Moon' or 
'One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish'; 
the baby teeth tucked away in a box in the 
back of a bureau that the tooth fairy once 
exchanged for a shiny half dollar; the paper 
chains, hand painted ornaments and the 
reindeer whose head is made out of a wal- 
nut with peanut shells for antlers and googly 
eyes and a red sequined nose that we hang 
on the Christmas tree each year. 

We all have memories of those years as 
well. We moaned our way through the 
teething, the terrible twos and potty training. 
We marveled as you said your first words 
and took your first steps, (soon followed by 
running at full tilt through the house). We all 
longed for daddy to come home at the end 
of a long rainy day. We soaked you in oat- 
meal baths and rubbed calamine lotion on 
itchy, oozy chicken pox. And I, for one, 
walked my girls into their first grade class- 

rooms and kissed them goodbye. Only 
when I got back into my car did I begin to 
cry knowing my little girls were beginning 
another leg of their life's journey that would 
encompass new experiences, influences 
and friendships. So many worries, so little 

A new journey began four and a half 
years ago. For us it was literally a daily jour- 
ney. Ruth is a day student here at Governor 
Dummer Academy and we began the 
everyday commute back and forth to 
Byfield. By the way, I am pretty sure that 
Ann Marie Bergman has logged the most 
miles back and forth to school out of all the 
parents here! 

I remember well those first few awkward 
and exciting days. We made our way 
through registration and Ruth was off for 
Unity Days. I will never forget your first day 
of classes freshman year. On September 
11, 2001 the day started out with excitement 
and anticipation. Yet by 11 a.m., we as a 
nation and the world, stood in disbelief as 
the events unfolded at the World Trade 
Center and the Pentagon. David's and my 
first instinct was to call both Decia's school 
and GDA to be assured you both were 
alright. As the next few days passed we, as 
a nation, were brought to tears mourning 
such terror. During your time here at 
Governor Dummer Academy not only have 
you and I changed, but so has the world 
around us. 

I remember telling Ruth just to be herself, 
friendly and nice, and that everyone else 
was just as nervous about making the right 
first impression. I believe she hit her com- 
fort level second semester. She was so 
happy to be in Mr. Ogden's English class 

and began to talk about a girl named Kelsey. 
Mr. Ogden would become Ruth's advisor 
and a dear friend of the family. So dear, in 
fact, that in honor of Ruth's graduation he 
and David are celebrating by playing in a 
golf tournament next weekend together. 
Oh, by the way, the tournament is in 
Bermuda and Ruth, Decia and I won't be 
making the trip. I think it had something to 
do with logistics? The good news is that 
Steve is also Decia's advisor and he's not 
done with me yet! And, oh yes, Kelsey, 
she is a dear friend of the family and con- 
stantly entertains us with her stories and 

The summer before this class's freshman 
year a friend shared a nice thought with me. 
She had driven her son to St. Sebastian's 
each day for two years and she relished the 
time they had together each morning and 
evening in the car. She said that I would 
have quality time to talk and catch up with 
what's going on with Ruth. I would soon 
find out how interesting our time together 
could be. 

I quickly realized the drive down to 
school in the morning would be quiet. Ruth 
might try to look over vocabulary or finish 
reading an assignment. Vet, most of the 
time she would fidget with the radio and we 
would listen to 10 stations in 20 seconds. 
Just as a song came on that I liked and 
would begin to sing to, it would be gone! 
The ride home in the evening could wind 
up being quiet, as well. I know it was a 
long day and that once home you still had 
homework to finish. I don't think I asked 
tough questions, just the normal 
ones... How was your day? Do you think 
you did well on the test? What did you do 

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at practice? I would try talking about my activi- 
ties of the day or use it as a time to offer advice. 
Erma Bombeck once said/ "When your mother 
asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it's a 
mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer 
yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.' 
Some trips home were a battle of the wills as to 
carrying on a conversation. And many times as 
I drove along, and I know many of you parents 
have can relate to this as well, I felt like Charlie 
Brown's teacher. "Wa wa wa". Ruth figured out 
if she nodded her head I might believe that she 
was truly listening. So while I have you all right 
here... just a few more words of advice... 
(I see you nodding your heads!) 

• Always try your best 

• Don't judge a book by its cover 

• Be true to yourself 

• Surprises are the best 

• Never go to a doctor whose office 
plants have died and 

• Seize the moment. Remember all those 
women on the Titanic who waved off the 
dessert cart. 

Not all of my trips to Governor Dummer were 
to drop off or pick up Ruth. And some days my 
trips to GDA were made multiple times. I also 
traveled to other schools for GDA activities. I 
have been involved with the Allies for four 
years and I have made wonderful friendships 
through the group. I have especially enjoyed 
helping out in the Admissions office and speak- 
ing to perspective students and their families. 
On those days that I volunteer I would usually 
pop into the dining room to see Ruth and her 
friends. Her friends would always wave and 
motion me to come and sit down with them, 
most times to Ruth's chagrin. 

I have enjoyed watching your children on the 
athletic fields. What could be better on a 
Saturday afternoon in the fall than watching a 
football or soccer game in Byfield? We are par- 
ticularly fond of hockey in our family and be it a 
bit cold, still savor watching the boys' and girls' 
games at the rink. This past winter I watched 
Decia play hockey for the first time with the JV 
girls team. Audrie, Meg, Hannah and Nicole 
were so nice to the younger girls. I have been 
impressed when underclassmen cheer for their 

proctor on the basketball court. And this year 
I attended a few wrestling matches, a sport that 
I have never known much about and now have 
a greater appreciation for. I have traveled to 
away field hockey and soccer games, tennis 
matches and football games under the lights at 
Bentley College to cheer on our GDA ath- 
letes. Their determination and good sports- 
manship never ceases to amaze me. I have 
been in awe of your children in the PAC 
whether they are acting in a play, singing or 
playing an instrument in concert, such as Kelsey 
and her cello, or conducting the Messiah. 
Chris McKinnon did just that with such talent 
and composure at the winter concert. I have 
visited the Kaiser Art Gallery and I have been 
amazed by the artwork on display. Lindsey 
Hery's photography is beautiful. This is truly a 
school where our children's inner talents have 
been able to shine! 

I have been asked over the last few weeks if I 
had written my perspective for today yet. Oh, 
I had jotted down thoughts on Dunkin Donuts' 
napkins with a felt tipped pen in the car and 
scribbled notes onto a yellow legal pad at my 
desk in the kitchen. Maybe it was the anxiety of 
speaking before all of you or just that I didn't 
want this part of the journey to end. For the past 
year Ruth has been driving herself and Decia to 
and from school. But I had one more time that 
I had to "pick up" Ruth at Governor Dummer 
Academy and it came in the early hours this 
past Sunday morning. As I drove down to 
school on a rainy, lonely stretch of Rt. 95 at 
2:30 in the morning the Beatles sang, " 
and I have memories longer than the road 
stretched out before us... on our way home; 
we re on our way home." Not until this past 
Sunday evening did I sit down and earnestly 
begin to write this perspective. Life is a journey. 
As you all graduate tomorrow, your journey 
here will come to an end. But you have so 
many more journeys ahead of you. I will begin 
driving Decia to and from school in the fall. 
Our home will be a bit more quiet. But I will 
have the memories of all of the class of 2005 
for a lifetime. And I will try not to cry because 
it is over, but to smile because it happened. I 

Library Services 

Director Takes 

Talents to the Course. .. 

After 14 years of service to GDA, Mrs. 
Mary Leary, Director of Library Services and 
the Archives, retired at the end of the aca- 
demic year. When she was hired, Leary 
recalls, the library consisted of 5,000 square 
feet in the Frost Building. There were no 
book carts, no computers, no automated cat- 
alog and no book security system. Bricks 
often served as bookends. With the support 
of then headmaster Peter Bragdon, Leary 
spoke with the GDA Trustees about the 
need for significant improvements to the 

For six years, Leary then oversaw from start 
to completion the construction of the Carl 
A. Pescosolido Library, which now houses 
31,000 books and 25 computers and occu- 
pies 21,000 square feet of space. As 
Director of Library Services, Leary spent end- 
less hours dedicated to the work but always 
felt the joy of working with the students made 
it worthwhile. 'The most gratifying aspect of 
working at GDA," says Leary, "is that the 
pervading spirit of the school is that all things 
are possible. It is so exciting to witness a stu- 
dent engage in some activity for which they 
have 'little ability' in their minds, only for 
them to find that it is in fact interesting and 
enjoyable. I have appreciated the attitude of 
faculty, administrators and trustees that asks, 
'How can we do this?' I think this sense of 
empowerment may be one of the most 
important values we give our students." 

Leary hopes to spend her retirement read- 
ing, watching her favorite baseball team — the 
Boston Red Sox, enjoying the company of 
her husband, son, daughter-in-law, and 
friends, and playing golf. 

Interview by Jen Tomich '08 

Tl.v.lrJnn SUMMICK Si 


GDA's Fine Arts Department hosted its first annual arts 
award ceremony on Thursday/ May 5 in The Performins Arts 
Center. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors were recog- 
nized for their accomplishments in studio art, ceramic art, 
photography and film, instrumental music, vocal music, 
dance, and technical theater. Selected seniors offered retro- 
spective comments on their years working in the arts at GDA. 

Freshman Art Award: Alison Hoffman 
Sophomore Art Award: Michaela Early 
Junior Art Award: Vu Jin Lee 
Photo Award: Sean Cho 


IFA-Film Award: Christopher Barrand 
Freshman Ceramics Award: Anna Smith 
Sophomore Ceramics Award: Danielle Dillihunt 
Junior Ceramics Award: Sean Murphy 
Freshman Award for Orchestra: Kerk Soursourian 
Freshman Award for Jazz Band: Kelly Pope 
Sophomore Award for Orchestra: Allan Bradley 
Sophomore Award for Jazz Band: Kanin Maneepairoj 
Junior Award for Orchestra: Hyunwoo Cho 
Junior Award for Jazz Band: Charles Grant 
Computer Design Award: Royce Lee Kwon 
Animation Award: David Shack 
IFA-Tech Award: David Rodriguez 

Junior Tech Award: Ki Young Kim 
GraceAnn Repczynski Tech Award: Jack Lamson 
Outstanding Freshman Vocal Musician: Liana Conway 
Outstanding Sophomore Vocal Musician: J 
Outstanding SophomoreVocal Musician: Evan Jones 
Outstanding Junior Vocal Musician: Molly Brierley 
Outstanding Junior Vocal Musician: Hannah Miner 
Director's Award in Chorus: Giovany Morales 
The Theatre Award: Charles Nicholson 
Outstanding Freshman Dancer: Sophie Kuller 
Outstanding Sophomore Dancer: Ana Almeyda-Cohen 
Outstanding Junior Dancer: Lauren Budd 

Murphy/Mercer Awards for Creative Writing 

The winners of the 2005 Murphy/Mercer Creative 
Writing Contest are: 

A. MacDonald Murphy Short Story Winner: Devin Gmyrek 
Thomas McClary Mercer Poetry Winner: Charles Grant '06 
Second Place: Brian Morrissey '05 
Third Place: Charles Grant '06 


By Charles Grant 

What if problems could be solved by eating Cap'n Crunch, 
if answers came in the form of magical ships 
bearing corn-crunchy delight. 

What if things always went your way? 

You could find security in the knowledge that (silly rabbit) 

Trix are for kids, not for rabbits. 

By this unspoken agreement, everybody would be O.K., 

and maybe do a little flop-eared dance. 

What if you knew a leprechaun on first-name basis, 

If your issue of choice 

was the search for more colorful marshmallows 

And your favorite place was an entire country 

where colors stream and sparkle instead of smudge and stain. 

But in the end you know all colorful marshmallows 

Melt into bluish-grey milk. 

which, like the painful plainness of truth, 

must be swallowed and wiped away with a napkin 

once breakfast-time is over. 


August I 2005 

Thorndike Hilton Citation 

Presented at Commencement by Academic Dean Elaine White 

This scholar understands intuitively that which confounds many of us. 
This past summer, in order to alleviate a scheduling conflict, she readily 
exchanged Honors Physics for Advanced Placement Physics, despite hav- 
ing had no prior experience with that science. She carried four advanced 
placement courses as a senior, including Advanced Placement English, 
French and BC Calculus and earned virtually perfect scores in every class. 
She handles challenges, be they academic, athletic or artistic, with 
aplomb, working assiduously with her characteristic diligence and attention 
to detail until she achieves excellence. 

She is a talented ceramicist, musician and vocalist who, even when ren- 
dering a difficult orchestral piece or capturing a song's innuendo, through 
the glint in her eye and the twitch of her smile, exudes brilliance. 

She also completes the family triad. Each of her sisters has won either 
the Moody-Kent prizes or the Thorndike-Hilton Cup, and although her 
sisters may not agree, perhaps this family has indeed saved the best schol- 
ar for last. From Byfield, Massachusetts, the highest-ranking scholar for the 
class of 2005 is Hilary Scheintaub. 

Kelleher Family Faculty 
Recognition Prize 

The Kelleher Family Prize is awarded to the faculty 
member who, in the best tradition of mastery teach- 
ing, has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to 
students in all areas of GDA life. 

The recipient must be a faculty member who has 
been at GDA for at least three years. He or she 
must have had substantial contact that would involve 
a combination of classroom teaching, advising, dor- 
mitory responsibilities, coaching or other extracurric- 
ular activities. The donors have asked that there be 
no repeat winners. 

Members of the class of 2005 proposed a slate 
of nominees for this award. This year's honoree 
appeared on more ballots than anyone else. This 
was more than a function of popularity; it speaks to 
the respect and esteem that that this individual has 
earned from the student body. He has the reputa- 
tion of being a master teacher. There is a mutual 
respect between him and his students that makes his 
classroom a healthy environment for learning. 

He is patient, clear, thorough and fair. He is 
extremely generous about providing extra help for 
students; even to those who are not currently in any 
of his sections. In many cases he has been a "mira- 
cle worker" for a struggling student. He is a sup- 
portive presence at student athletic events, concerts, 
art openings and special events. His commitment to 
GDA and his unselfishness are worthy of emulation. 

It is my distinct pleasure to award the Kelleher 
Prize to Michael Karin. 

The Joseph G. Cook, Jr. Faculty 
Enrichment Grant 

To honor the memory of Joseph G. Cook, Jr. 
of the Class of 1953 his family, classmates, and friends 
have established an endowment to support our Faculty 
Enrichment Program. The Joseph Cook Endowment 
Grant will be awarded each year to an eligible member 
of the faculty and will enable that individual to pursue a 
topic of professional interest. 

This year's recipient is John Seufert of the Foreign 
Language Department. John plans to use his grant to 
pursue a program of oil painting and photography along 
the Maine Coast this summer. 

: a d e m y 

Strikes Gold! 


Benn Ferriero '05 received the 
John C. Carlton Award from the 
Bruins' General Manager Mike 
O'Connell at morning meeting on 
Friday, May 6. The award, voted 
on by the Bruins and NHL scouts, 
recognizes the student-athlete in 
Massachusetts who best combines 
exceptional hockey skills with aca- 
demic excellence, and whom the 
voters feel has the potential to play 
in the NHL 

In April, Benn helped the United 
States National Under-18 Team 
earn the gold medal in the 2005 
International Ice Hockey Federation 
World Under-18 Championship in 
the Czech Republic with a 5-1 win 
over Canada at the Plzen Arena. 

Benn plans to play hockey for 
Boston College in the fall. 

Caroline Ott '05 


The 2005 GDA girls track team was led by 
three senior captains: Daisy Martinez, Caroline 
Ott, and Hannah Sylvester. On a team with 
many young runners, these three provided out- 
standing leadership. 

At the ISL Championships, Sylvester and 
sophomore Keara Thomas led GDA to a third 
place finish. Hannah set a new ISL meet and 
GDA school record, in winning the high jump 
at 5'3". Hannah also was third in the 300h 
with a time of 51.07. She finished fifth in the 
long jump. Keara Thomas was voted the MVP 
for runners after winning the 1500 with a time 
of 4:55. She then led a 1-2-3 finish for GDA 
in the 800. Freshman Kelly Pope, 2:25.9, and 
senior Caroline Ott, who ran a best race of her 
season, followed Thomas. Thomas also 
anchored the 4x400, which finished second. 

Junior Caroline Turnbull finished third in the 
1500 with a time of 5:07. 

Freshman standout Tara Karin continued her 
undefeated season in the javelin with a throw 
of 115'1" and placed fourth in the triple jump. 

The following week at the New England 
meet, Tara led the way for the lady Governors 
as they placed third out of eleven schools. Tara 
won the javelin with a personal best of 126'10. 
She was runner up in the triple jump with a 
personal best jump of 33'1. She also placed 
fourth in the 100 hurdles in a time of 18.44. 

That's a remarkable accomplishment for any 
athlete, and that much more extraordinary for a 
freshman. Sophomore Keara Thomas placed 
second in the 1500 with a time of 4:54 and 
third in the 800 in 2:24.2. Freshman Kelly 
Pope was fourth in the 800 at 2:24.4. Junior 
Caroline Turnbull was third in the 3000 at 
11:30, and fourth in the 1500 at 5:09. Senior 
Hannah Sylvester was third in both the high 
jump and the long jump. 

"I am very pleased with the girls' perform- 
ances. Our team goal every year is to be in the 
top three at the New England's," said Head 
coach Tim Weir. 'The newcomers on the girls 
team really matured as the season progressed. 
I think all the coaches are very excited about 
the next few years." 

James Lawrence '06 


Senior Nick Berluti and junior Andrew 
Huebner led the way for the Govs all season. 
Berluti posted best times of 1:57 in the 800 
and 4:06 in the 1500. Huebner had personal 
bests of 4:08 for the 1500 and an amazing 
9:01 for the 3000m. Andrew's time was with- 
in three seconds of the school record. 

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August I 2005 

Accordins to Coach Abu, that is the second fastest 
3000 a GDA runner has ever run. Nursing a pulled 
muscle at the ISL Track Championships, Berluti was 
second in the 800 and third in the 1500. Huebner fin- 
ished second in the 1500 and third in the 3000. 
Senior Andrew Guyton/ a first-year thrower, finished 
second in the discus with a personal best throw of 

Junior James Lawrence ran very well and posted 
season bests in the 200, 23.39, for a third place, and 
11.44 in the 100, for fifth. 

In a meet that had only 25 points separating the top 
five teams, GDA's boys fifth place finish was well 

At the New England Division II meet, the boys team 
finished just two points out of second place. Senior 
Nick Berluti won the 800 in a time of 1:59 and placed 
second in the 1500 at 4:07. Senior Andrew Guyton 
continued to improve in the discus to 130' 10", which 
was good for a third place. 

Senior Justin Leonard capped off his fourth year on 
the team by winning the high jump with a clearance at 
6'0 "and placed fourth in the pole vault at 11'0." 

Senior Russell Bradley made the most of his last meet 
by placing third in the pole vault by clearing a person- 
al best 11'6." 

"I am very pleased with the boys' performances this 
season. We had an equal number of returnees and 
newcomers and they came together well. Our team 
goal every year is to be in the top three at the ISL and 
New England meet," said head coach Tim Weir. "Our 
seniors have really seen the program grow over their 
four years. It was great to see them lead the way at the 
New England's. I hope their performance that day is 
something that they will always remember." 


The girls varsity lacrosse team had a difficult season 
this year with five one-goal losses and a great deal of 
bad weather that forced them to play three games a 
week for most of the spring. The team finished the sea- 
son 6-10. Though the team was short on wins, the girls 
showed a great deal of talent and enjoyed some suc- 
cess on which to build next season. The team graduat- 
ed four seniors, Torie Allen, Jen Muscatello and cap- 

Jen Muscatello '05 

tains Julie O'Shaugnessey and Kelsey Johnson. All of 
the seniors will be going on to play in college: Allen at 
William Smith, Muscatello at Villanova and Johnson at 
UNH. O'Shaugnessy will likely play club lacrosse at 
UNH. The seniors will be a loss to the program but 
leave the team with a better knowledge of what they 
need to do to succeed. 

The highlights of the season included two big wins, 
one over St. Mark's and the other over Middlesex. 
Coming off a one-goal loss to St. Paul's, GDA took 
the field motivated to avenge their close loss and beat 
St. Mark's. All aspects of GDA's game came together 
that day. The players passed the ball well, came up 
with a majority of the draws, and played as a team on 
both attack and defense. The Middlesex win by one 
was by far the most exciting of the season. Scoring 
went back and forth and the score was tied for most of 
the game. In the final minutes the Middlesex goalie 
came up with a great save. GDA was marking 
Middlesex tightly and the goalie was forced out of the 
net. Mackenzie Pelletier '06 pressured the goalie, 
causing a turn-over, and went to goal. This put the 
Govs up 8-7 with a minute thirty left on the clock. 
GDA was then able to hang on to its lead due to smart 
defensive play, some great saves from Kristen Moores 
06, and some lucky deflections off the goal post. 

Despite their record, a number of GDA players 
received special recognition this season. Kelsey 
Johnson '05 was voted team MVP, All-League, 
NEPSAC All-Star and honorable mention Ail- 
American. Torie Allen '05 was also a NEPSAC All- 



Star. Margaret Metz '07 was awarded the 
Coaches' Award and All-League honorable 
mention. In addition to these awards, Metz and 
Liza Tarr '06 were chosen to represent lower 
New England at the National Tournament. Tarr 
and Amy Block were elected as captains of next 
year's squad. 


Jeff Muscatello '08 

The 2005 Governor Dummer boys varsity 
lacrosse team had a successful season, finishing 
with a record of 12 wins against 4 losses. The 11- 
4 ISL record put the team in 6th place — one 
game behind three teams tied for third, and two 
games behind two teams that tied for the cham- 
pionship. Despite some miserable weather con- 
ditions, and some injuries, not to mention a 
schedule that had the boys playing the other five 
best teams in a 12-day span — and four of those 
were away games - the team worked hard to 
continually improve. Clearly, lessons were 

learned regarding the value of teamwork, hard work, and 
mental discipline. Some highlights of the season were a 
convincing 11-3 win vs. Tabor, an 8-6 win vs. a strong 
Thayer team on the road, and a 13-4 blowout of Brooks 
in the season finale. This season saw a return of both the 
Anderson-Gillespie Cup (for winning the St. Paul's 
game) and the GDA-Tabor Challenge Cup to their 
places of honor in our locker room. The team said good- 
bye to seniors Brian Morrissey, Chris Colarusso, Kevin 
Kapstad, D.J. Ward, Gardiner Parker, Aaron 
Moberger, Nick Clark and Jon Mahoney. However, 
the coaches will welcome the return of a strong nucleus 
of experienced players, led by rising seniors Martin 
Cahill, Corey Spinale, Jared Wood, Kevin Campbell 
and Dewey Dubord. They expect to remain very com- 
petitive next season with the addition of some JV play- 
ers who capped off an impressive season with a 15-1 
record. Post-season honors went to Brian Morrissey '05, 
senior captain and defenseman who was named team 
MVP, All-ISL, All-New England, Boston Globe All 
Scholastic, All-America, and ISL MVP. Brian will attend 
Williams College next season and expects to contribute 
to their lacrosse and football programs. Joining Brian on 
the All-ISL team were goalie Corey Spinale '06, mid- 
fielder Martin Cahill '06, and long stick midfielder Tim 
Langmaid '07(honorable mention). Captains for next 
season are Martin Cahill '06, Corey Spinale '06 and 
midfielder Jared Wood '06, a talented player who was 
injured for most of this season. 


This year's young and inexperienced team did not win 
many matches, finishing ninth out of eleven in the ISL, 
but showed a lot of grit and determination in coming 
close in most of the losses. The highlight of the season 
was a solid sixth place finish in the ISL Championship 
Tournament. Captains Daniel Lundquist '06 and 
Zachary Richards '06 provided able leadership. 
Lundquist was the year's MVP and Christopher 
Genovese '05 received the Quinzio Coach's Award. 

August I 2005 

David Shack '06 

Lily Osowski '07 


The 2005 season was a building year for the girls varsity 
tennis team. Although the team suffered from the loss, at 
times, of three of its six starters, the season was a learning 
experience for the players. Each match was approached 
as an opportunity to become a better tennis player; the 
emphasis was on learning how to play to win rather than 
lose. Whether up 40-love or down by that score, each 
player was encouraged to focus on the point being 

played, eliminate negative thoughts, and not allow past 
errors to influence the next point. That said, the season 
was successful, as each player improved the level of her 
play and the mental approach to each point. 

The team began the season with a fine player, freshman 
Anna Perocchi, at number one singles. She came to 
GDA as a solid player and quickly improved, but just as 
she was about to become a consistent winner in this, 
arguably, the toughest girls tennis league in New England, 
she was injured and sat out the rest of the season (over half 
of our matches). At the same time, the number three sin- 
gles, junior Becky Roche, our most experienced and suc- 
cessful player, was also lost for the season. 

At this point, most players had to move up two positions 
and play much tougher opponents than they had previ- 
ously faced. Number two singles player, sophomore Lily 
Osowski, became number one. She raised her game in 
aggressive fashion, and by the end of the season, was very 
competitive, winning several sets. 

Senior captain and leader Ruth Splaine moved up two 
spots to number two where she aggressively won several 
of her sets as well. Ruth's leadership earned her the 
Coaches Award at the end-of-season all sports banquet. 
Her classmate, senior Meg "Moon Ball" Owen, also 
moved up two spots to number three, where her slowing 
tactics frustrated some opponents and allowed her to win 
a few upset sets. 

Number four singles, junior Hannah Miner, who has 
only been playing tennis for a little over a year, was able 
to squeeze out a couple of sets against more experienced 
players even though she too had moved up two slots. 

The winner of the Most Improved Player Award at the 
banquet, freshman Jen Tomich, also a newcomer to the 
game, showed quite a bit of quickness and athleticism as 
she played an aggressive attacking game that should enable 
her to become a very successful player of the future for 


Junior Emme Hughes and sophomore Ally Maker 
joined the varsity at the halfway point and showed marked 
improvement in play and mental toughness over the 
remainder of the season. 

The goal for next year will be to bankroll the experienced 
gained this year into a winning season. The team will have 
to do it without the aid of two graduating seniors, Ruth 
Splaine and Meg Owen, but the play over the last part of 
the season indicates that the team should be much 
improved next year. 



Tom Roche '05 


The varsity boys tennis team finished the sea- 
son with a 4-10 record/ placing twelfth out of sixteen 
teams in the ISL. This year's showing is one of the 
best finishes for the GDA net men in a number of 
years. The team was captained by seniors Tom 
Roche, Andrew Weinstein, and Alex Whitney 
who provided a wealth of experience playing at the 
number one, three and six singles spots. The squad 
lost senior Brendan Giblin to graduation as well. 
Wilhelm Karde, a one-year student from Sweden, 
was a strong player who will be sorely missed. Next 
year's team will be captained by Todd Eudailey '06 
and Cory Fisher '06. Peter Collins '07, Kanin 

Maneepairoj '07, and Woo Seok Chun '08 are all 
returning to the squad. Collins played number four 
singles and number one doubles with Tom Roche this 
season. He will be the prime candidate for the num- 
ber one singles position next year. Eudailey was 
named MVP for this season, and will probably pair 
up with Collins at the number one doubles position 
for next year. It was an enjoyable season despite the 
weather, and the returning players look forward to a 
chance to improve upon this year's record. 

Ramon Tejada '05 


The Govs played their best ball in recent years on 
their way to another winning season. Although the 
team did not get to complete the year with its annual 

Brian Morhssey '05 and Barry Gately'52 at the 
National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame 
Scholars, Athletic Awards Banquet on May 9, 2005 



season final game with Brooks, due to inclement weather, the 
boys managed an 8-6 league record and a 9-7 overall record. 
That record does not do justice to the way this team performed. 
The team lost five games by one run in a tightly contested ISL, 
including a 2-1 loss after staff ace Matt Moore threw 6-2/3 per- 
fect innings. Throughout the year, the defense and pitching were 
outstanding. The team turned what seemed to be a record num- 
ber of double plays this year including three in one game with 
the hard work of three senior infielders: Captain Ramon Tejada 
at shortstop, Jim Zografos at second and captain Raul Cruz at 
first. Benn Ferriero returned from a three-week stint in the Czech 
Republic playing for the US National ice hockey team to go 
undefeated on the mound at 3-0 and lead the team with a .600 
batting average. Making the all-league team were Ramon Tejada 
and Matt Moore. Nick Caro and Raul Cruz earned all-league 
honorable mention and Matt Moore was awarded ISL Co- 
Rookie of the year for posting a 3-2 record with a 1.8 ERA, losing 
both games 2-1. The Govs will return 11 players for the 2006 cam- 
paign. With the help of a few strong players from the JV squad 
and a couple of strong arms coming in, the boys look to turn the 
tables on those one-run games and make a very strong run at the 
ISL title. 


Governor Dummer's varsity softball team finished its 2005 cam- 
paign with the most impressive record in the program's nine-year 
history, 16-1. The Governors started out the season with a big win 
(2-0) over Phillips Andover in the season opener. Another huge 
win came when GDA beat the defending league champions, St. 

Erin Connors '06 

Mark's School, 4-1 on the road. 

The ISL championship was determined by the Governors' 
final game of the season against Brooks. The game was supposed 
to be played at Governor Dummer but, due to awful field condi- 
tions, the game was moved to Brooks in an attempt to get a full 
game played before the weather cancelled it all together. After six 
innings of play, the umpires called the game because the field was 
unplayable; GDA lost 4-2. 

Despite the disappointment felt by the entire team at the loss 
to Brooks, the success of the whole season can't be overlooked. 
GDA played great softball all season and will be back in con- 
tention for the title next year. The Govs lost short stop Erin Reil, 
pitcher Nikki Bitsack and outfielder Meredith Baker to graduation, 
but they will return a number of key players including all-league 
players Erin Connors, Lizzy Guyton, and Emilie Arthur, who was 
also named ISL MVP. 

Morrissey Racks Up Accolades 

Brian Morrissey '05 completed his athletic 
career at GDA with flying colors and enough 
awards to fill a field house. Morrissey, cap- 
tain of the lacrosse team, was named team 
MVP, All League, Boston Globe All- 
Scholastic, Independent School League 
MVP, and All American. To cap it all off, at 
the June Boston Globe All Scholastics din- 
ner, Brian was named New England Prep 
School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) 
Athlete of the Year, the one athlete chosen 

by the judges from all the prep schools in 
New England. 

In the fall, Morrissey was football team cap- 
tain, named team MVP, ISL MVP, All 
New England, and NEPSAC Class B Co- 
Player of the Year. He was then selected to 
receive The National Football Foundation 
and Hall of Fame Eastern Massachusetts 
Chapter Scholar-Athlete Award, and asked 
to play in the Shriners Classic annual all star 
football game this summer. 

In the winter, Morrissey was captain of the 
hockey team, named All League, and 
received the Paul Wasson (unsung hero) 

Besides all that, Morrissey received the 
school's Goodwin Athletic Prize, the 
Moody Kent Prize in English, and second 
place in the Mercy Poetry contest. Not bad 
for a year's work! 

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Reunion 2005 

Classes ending in "0" and "5" descended on cam- 
pus for the annual Reunion Weekend, June 10-12. 
Over 300 visitors, including about 200 alums, with- 
stood a heat wave to enjoy a memorable time with 
each other. Special thanks to Dan Leary '55, Bill 
Page '45, and Bob Adams '60 for hosting classmates 

at their homes. 

The weekend was filled with a variety of activities 
including an exciting program for children of alumni. 
Once again the alumni music concert was a great suc- 
cess with old and young joining together to end the 
program with the Senior Song. Other highlights 
included champagne luncheons for the Old Guard 
and the Class of 1955, and lacrosse and baseball 
games featuring alums against alums. Troy Dagres '79 
played in his 17th straight alumni baseball game. 
Thanks to all returning alums for coming back to cam- 
pus. It's always great to have you. 

Members ofThe Class 

of 2000, Cat Soger, 

Yori Senser 

and Michelle Wheeler 

Don Palais '45, Silvia 
Lunt, Barbara Page, 
and Bill Page '45 






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Members ofThe Class 
of 1 965, Eric Shepard, 
Charles Dunton and 
Tony Knapp 


August I 2005 

Jim Deveney '60 presents award to Warren Furth '44 

Reunion Recognition Award 

Jim Deveney, President of the Alumni Council presented a special award in recogni- 
tion of the alumnus traveling the farthest distance to attend Reunion Weekend 2005. The 
award was presented to an alumnus residing at Latitude 46.2000°/ Longitude 6.2333°. 
If you are up on your world geography, you know that this is a long way to travel. Hailing 
from Switzerland, Warren Furth from the great Class of 1944 was presented with a token 
gift from the Academy. 

8/7/ Friend '55 and his wife Judy 

Alumnus of the Year Award 

In a clambake hosted at the home of Dan Leary for the 50th Reunion Class, Headmaster 
Marty Doggett presented the Alumnus of the Year Award to a very surprised and appre- 
ciative Bill Friend '55. The Award is given annually to that graduate of the Academy who 
has been steadfast in his or her loyalty to the school and has shown an unwavering com- 
mitment to the Academy. "His gifts to GDA over the years have been regular and gen- 
erous, the most generous of which enabled GDA to benefit from the presence of one 
of his children for four years," said Doggett. "As a volunteer, he is totally reliable, forev- 
er enthusiastic and optimistic; his work with his classmates in fundraising and in reunion 
attendance always produces high percentages. In essence, he is the consummate Class 
Agent. Few among us can match the kind of effort he gives on behalf of the Academy. 
He does all of this not only with a seriousness of purpose, but with charm and humor as 

25th Annual Reunion Pie Race 
Draws Small but Stalwart 

i roup 

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(Left to right): Mike Werner, Becky Werner '85, Latin 
teacher Jeff Kelly '82, MattTomlinson '80, Catherine 
Correia '00, Elizabeth Turnbull '00, Amy Brayshaw 
(faculty spouse), and Jamie Brayshaw (faculty) 

On the sunny, hot and humid Saturday of 
Reunion 2005, nine determined souls took to 
the 5k course for the 25th annual Reunion Pie 
Race. Though no one set a course record, the 
runners are to be commended for their perse- 
verance! Matt Tomlinson '80 led the group, 
clocking in at 20:20/ Jeff Kelly '85 (faculty) fol- 
lowed at 20:35; then Elizabeth Turnbull '00 at 
23:22; Jamie Brayshaw (faculty) at 23:42; 
Becky (Chase) Werner '85 at 24:17; Amy 
Brayshaw (faculty spouse) at 24:45; David 
Abusamra (faculty) at 25:37; Mike Werner 
(Becky's husband) at 27:29; and Catherine 
Correia '00 at 30:52. 

Meanwhile, 10 youngsters ran the 200m Tot's 
Trot Pie Race and also deserve accolades. Joey 
Rokous (8), Matt Werner (10), Jack Rokous 
(9), Emily White (10), Mia White (6), Lindsey 
Werner (8), Chris Werner (6), Shea Kelly (5), 
Owen Rokous (3.5) and Lily Kingsbury (3) 
were the determined runners who beat the heat 
to run the course. 




Alumni Games Attract Dozens 

Seventeen alumni baseball players and 30 alumni lacrosse players suited up for games 

during Reunion Weekend. 

Alumni lacrosse players (with a few current students thrown in) included: 

Jeremy Beech '04; Keith Blades '97; Craig Bonaventura '03; Martin Cahill '06; Chris Campbell '04; Dan Dipietro '96; 
Ben Dodge '03; Andrew Doggett '04; Patrick Gervais '9 2; Alexander Graham '02;JeffKatz '87; Steve Krasco '04;Tim Langmaid 
'07; Nick Lapierre '92; John Leonard '03;Taylor Maheu '92; Marc McDonnell '00;Guss Mergins '92; Nick Mincolla '00; 
Aaron Moberger '05; Brian Morrissey '05; J.J. Morrissey '02; Gardner Parker '05; Jackson Parker '02; Chris Peabody '92; Stephen 
Peabody '92; Jake Rogers '04; Aaron Sells '96; Corey Spinale '06;Jared Wood '06. 

Pictured is the winning baseball alumni team com- 
prised of Ben Bizier '02; David Bohman '75;Lenn 
Ceglarski '02;Troy Dagres '79; Derek Falvey '01 ; Jason 
Randlett '96;GregWaldman '87; and EricWhittier 
'95.The rival team of Rick Binelli '99;Toby Bradford 
'04; Derek Brusin '03;Winston Burt '67; Chris Ebinger 
'03; Anthony Fusco '85;Tom Hyndman '04; Kevin 
McDormand '98; and Bob Sims '99 somehow eluded 
the camera. 

Alums Play NCAA Tournament Lacrosse 

Eight GDA alumni played NCAA tournament lacrosse this spring. That must be some kind of record! JJ 
Morrissey played for University of Virginia; Chris Campbell for Penn State; Taylor Brown and Steve Krasco for 
Springfield; Andrew Doggett for Denison; Delia Cox for University of Maryland; Jackie Swansburg for 
University of Richmond; and John Leonard for University of Vermont. Clearly GDA is doing its part in mak- 
ing lacrosse the fastest growing sport in the nation! 


August | 2005 

Michelle Wheeler '00 and 
Marty Doggett 

Matt Dow '95 and friend, 
EricWhittier '95 




Larry '55 and 
Charlotte Eliot 

Sandra Pearson, David Graham '45, and 
Ben Pearson '44 

Members of The Class of 1 985: Ron Dabrowski and 
his wife Jessica Could; Jon Nesbit and friend 

Members of The Class of 1965: Eric Shepard.Jeff 
Kane, and David Sulllivan on the Historic Walking Tour 
with GDA Archivist Kate Pinkham 





























e/en, Sarah '00, Ben '62 and Heather '02 

PAC Lounge Dedication; 
Jameson Family Honored 

Members of the Jameson family, great supporters of GDA and the 
school's performing arts programs, were invited to officially dedicate 
the second floor lounge in the Performing Arts Center, named to 
honor their family's three generations of GDA graduates. 

Art Jameson '38, the patriarch of the family, was not able to attend, 
but his son Ben '62, Ben's wife Ellen, and their daughters Sarah '00 
and Heather '02 were there to cut the ribbon on Reunion Weekend, 
Saturday, June 11. In his remarks, Headmaster Marty Doggett spoke 
about Governor Dummer Academy as a place committed to family. 
He recognized not only the graduates in the Jameson family but also 
Ellen who, as a parent, devoted herself to all aspects of life in the 
GDA community, contributing a great amount of her time to promote 
those programs promoted by the GDA Allies. 

The plaque in the lounge reads: 

A Gift of 

The Jameson Family 
Classes of 1938, 1962, 2000 and 2002 


Library Services Director Susan Chase and Manager of 
Information Systems Aaron Mandel oversaw a very successful 
conference on Moodle, a course management system designed to 
enable educators to create quality online courses, on June 20-21. 
Moodle's creator, Martin Dougiamas traveled from Australia to 
address the group of teachers who hailed from as far away as 

New Director of 
Advancement on 

Ms. Lori Correale took over as Director of Advancement (for- 
merly called Director of Development) on May 21, replacing Ms. 
Patricia Tobin (Peterman) who held the position from 1997-2005. 
After spending 13 years at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's 
Sloan School of Management, Correale sought a smaller and 
more intimate community. She chose GDA because of its size, 
the diversity among students, and the school's "unpretentious atti- 
tude." Her goal is to "help [GDA] raise the funds needed to con- 
tinually enhance its position as a top tier boarding school," and to 
increase alumni support. 

Correale holds a B.S. in Marketing and Communication from 
Boston University. She worked in the advertising industry for sev- 
eral years before moving into development in higher education. 
She is an avid photographer and enjoys spending time with her 
family, husband Henry Strzemilowski and four-year-old son 
Alexander. She has lived in Rockport, MA for 16 years. 

Interview by Sander Crosett '06 




Mrs. Nancy Warner, Stewardship Coordinator in the 
Development Office since 2000, retired June 30. Warner 
was brought on board as part of the Capital Campaign to 
establish a stewardship program. As she describes it, 
"Stewardship is about taking care of donors, keeping them in 
the loop, recognizing their efforts on behalf of the Academy. 
It's a donor relations position." Most gratifying part is the 
contact I've had with Governor Dummer alumni, parents, fac- 
ulty, staff and students. The people here are wonderful col- 
leagues and wonderful friends." 

In her role, Warner was instrumental in planning Buster 
Navins' 90th birthday party in 2002 and creating an album 
for him, a compilation of cards and memories written by "the 
boys" Buster knew during his 40 years at GDA. She also 
organized the activities each year around Founder's Day and 
Memorial Day, but perhaps her proudest accomplishment 
was to be a part of the Emeritus event at Reunion 2003 that 
recognized faculty and staff who had served the school for 
25 years or more in the 20th century. 

Before coming to GDA, Warner worked at Pingree School 
in Hamilton, MA, and at Brookwood School in 
Manchester, MA. Warner hopes to spend her retirement 
traveling, visiting friends and enjoying family. 

August | 2005 

Remember what you 
loved about being a 
student at GDA? 

Pass it on. 

Widge '43 and Jonnie Thomas 

A while ago I made a commitment in my will to provide for 
Governor Dummer Academy. Why? 

Governor Dummer was the most significant factor in my young life. 

1. Ted Eames took a chance on me. 

2. I had to pass six subjects for two years in order to graduate in '43. 

Right after graduation my father suggested/ 'Take off that red ribbon around 
that thing (the diploma) and see if it is signed!" 

Later in life I found out that I was dyslexic. Why did I make it? 

Buster Navins was a close friend and mentor to me as my corridor dorm 
master in Commons II; Art Sager was my wrestling coach and my means to get 
off campus with the Glee Club; Mac Murphy guided me in lacrosse; and Ed 
Dunning was able to explain math and algebra in a manner I could understand. 

If my story has a familiar ring to graduates of my vintage and to graduates of a 
later time taught and rescued by the wonderful successors to these superb master 
teachers, I hope you will step forward and consider a Planned Gift to sustain the 
future of our great school. 

By all means, contact Headmaster Emeritus Peter Bragdon, now Director of 
Planned Giving, or Lori Correale, our new Director of Advancement, to discov- 
er the approach which would be most appropriate for you. 

Best regards. 

Widgery Thomas J 

In 2002, the Academy created the 

Schoolhouse Society to honor those who establish 

The planned gifts through estates, gift annuities, bequests 

HKSkJI Schoolhouse , , , n , ... 

Society dnc ' trusts ' or tne scno °'- Please contact Headmaster 

Emeritus and Major Gift Officer Peter Bragdon at 

603-773-5985, or 171 

High Street, Exeter, N.H. 03833 to receive the 

Academy's booklet on Planned Giving and learn more about opportunities to become 

part of the Society. The Society now has more than 100 members: the new target is 200. 

The Archon 

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Director of Advancement 

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Associate Director of Advancement 

Michael A. Moonves P'82 

Director of Annual Giving 
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Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97, '02, President 

Christopher C. Beebe '55, Co- Vice President 

Gerry Mack, Co-Vice President P'87, '91, '93, Co-Vice President 
James L. Rudolph '68, P'05, Secretary 
Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William LAlfond '67 

Adrienne Berry-Burton P'96, '04 

Henry B. Eaton' 70, P'03, '08 

Beverly Giblin P'04, '05 

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Kathleen L. Livermore '79, P'04 

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Reynolds E. Moultonjr. '56 

Brian H. Noyes '76 
James Pierce '72 

Haskell Rhett '54 

George S. Scharfe P'95, '00 

Steven G Shapiro '74 

C. Tlwmas Tenney Jr. '69 

Bmce C. Turner '83 

Alumni Trustees 

Sung J. An '95 
Jason Greenberg '96 
Grace PJeanes '92 

Ex Officio 

James C Deveney Jr. '60, President, Alumni/ ae Council 

Alumni/ ae Council 

James C Deveney Jr. '60, President 
Catherine D. Burgess '91, Vice President 
Chris D'Orio '88, Secretary /Treasurer 
David Corbett '91 
John P. English '28 (Life Member) 
Elizabeth Tuthill Farrell '84 
Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 (Life Member) 
Anthony P. Fusco '85 
Shawn Gager '88 
Franklin E. Huntress '52 
Joseph E. MacLeod '56 
Katherine Dobie Meyer '96 
Paul Nardone '86 

Howard J. Navins '31, P'63, '66, GP'93 (Founder, Life Member) 
Carolyn Nissi '77 
Matthew Remis '92 
Brian Rybicki '96 
Gretchen Scharfe '95 
John Stahl '83 

Marc K. Tucker '68, P'01, '05 
Alison Williams '89 
Jessica Zaplin '99 

Ex Officio 

Peter T Butler, '62, Past President 
John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 
Karen A. Schulte '83, Past President 
Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 
Arthur H. Veasey HI '68, Past President 

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